City Bulletin

Entries for October 2010

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The public is invited to join in the celebration of the new greenway section at 4 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 11. Ceremonies will be held on a section of the greenway located in the Statesville Soccer Park off Simonton Rd. 

A $550,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation funded the paving of the 2.2-mile greenway section and the construction of three bridges. The City of Statesville oversaw the engineering and planning of the construction and administration of the grant. 
 
Guided tours on foot or by golf carts will be available at the opening. The public is encouraged to bring their walking shoes, bicycles, strollers and wagons to enjoy the beautifully landscaped trail. Maps of the greenway system and access points will also be available.
 
Parking for the grand opening is available in the first parking lot in the Soccer Park. In case of rain, ceremonies will be held in the picnic shelter adjacent to the parking lot.

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Statesville is currently meeting it’s withdrawal reductions.  We do not have to go to any restrictions or even activate our water management plan at this time. We will start withdrawing water from the South Yadkin this week to meet our withdrawal reduction requirements. Flows in the South Yadkin at this time are more than adequate to make up  what is not withdrawn from the Catawba. 

In Stage 1, water users are encouraged to voluntarily reduce lawn and landscape irrigation as well as residential vehicle washing. Local water suppliers will provide additional guidance on voluntary reductions for their jurisdictions as appropriate.
 
“Recent rains were very beneficial, but not enough to restore the Basin’s long-term streamflow and storage to normal conditions,” said Ed Bruce, Duke Energy, CW-DMAG coordinator.  
 
Two of the three LIP drought indicators (triggers) are in or below Stage 1: Water storage in the Basin’s lakes has declined to 86 percent of Target Storage, and stream flows that feed the reservoirs are well below normal.
 
“Streams and lakes were not fully replenished by the recent rains,” said Rock Hill Public Services Administrator Jimmy Bagley.  “Citizens can help by continuing to use water wisely in their homes, yards, schools and businesses.”
 
The CW-DMAG members have been monitoring conditions closely since the Basin entered a Stage 0 drought watch in early August. According to the process established by the LIP, members receive regular updates and meet at least monthly until conditions return to normal.

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Everyone loves a great ghost story. Come if you dare!

This walking ghost tour is full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history--where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real.

Tours continue October 29-30 every half hour between 6:30 - 8 pm. Tickets are $8 per person or 4 for $30. Reservations are required.

For additional information and to purchase your tickets contact DSDC at 704-878-3436 or email: info@downtownstatesvillenc.org.

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Join us for a fun-filled weekend of family entertainment! Bring lawn chairs and blankets (please leave pets and coolers at home) to enjoy the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to the sights and sounds of colorful hot air balloons.

Taste the best of North Carolina's wine, stroll the Artisan Village and BalloonFest Market Place and enjoy great food along Eat Street. Sit back, relax and enjoy exciting music on the balloon festival's main stage or play with your little ones in the Kid’s Fun Zone.

Come experience the beauty and wonder of 50 magical hot air balloons decorating the sky! And don't miss the Saturday evening hot air balloon glow. Check out the balloon festival schedule for full details of each day’s events.

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Enjoy a day with friends at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte.

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Tickets are still available for the New Year's Eve Celebration at the Statesville Civic Center, presented by the City of Statesville Entertainment Series.

The Fantastic Shakers are this year's band, playing a variety of beach and dance music.  Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each which includes live music, party favors and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  There will be a cash bar.

Tables of eight may be reserved (No more than 8 at a table).

Get your tickets now at the Statesville Civic Center.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
704-878-3586
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